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Candidate Forum Held At Nowata

Oct 23, 2014

Nowata County citizens packed the meeting room at the Nowata City-County Library Thursday evening to hear candidates for County Assessor, Treasurer, and County Clerk along with State Representative District 10 Seat, and District Judge.  County Assessor Candidates Dave Neely and Nancy Delmas ... read more »

Road Construction Project To Begin Soon

Oct 23, 2014

City of Bartlesville Project Engineer Daryl Worley has announced that on Monday, October 27th, the intersection of Wayside Drive and Nova Avenue will be closed for construction.  The repairs are anticipated to take approximately two weeks, weather permitting.  Please use caution while d ... read more »

Osage County Prepares for Early Voting

Oct 23, 2014

Osage County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner says that if you want to get a head start on the November 4th. General Election, the election board will accept “In Person Absentee Voting” on Thursday, October 30th from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening.  Friday morning ... read more »

Angel Tree Deadline Approaching

Oct 23, 2014

The Salvation Army wants you to know that Friday is the deadline for you to sign up as a recipient in its Christmas Angel Tree program.  Commander of the Bartlesville citadel, Major Barnhouse says you need to go to the Salvation Army and sign up by the deadline.  You can call first to f ... read more »

OK Mozart Schedules Showcase Events

Oct 23, 2014

The 2015 OK Mozart Festival is more than 8 months away but Showcase Events director, Judy Moreland is enthusiastic over the Showcase lineup for the festival set for June 6-13th.  This year’s calendar will feature a wide and diverse array of daytime events for the general public. Mu ... read more »

Eclipse Thursday Afternoon

Oct 22, 2014

Thursday afternoon, shortly before four o'clock, Northeast Oklahoma will have the opportunity to view a solar eclipse. According to NASA's eclipse website, at 3:38 Thursday afternoon the partial eclipse will start with the maximum eclipse occuring at 4:47. In our area, the eclipse will co ... read more »

Holder Bound Over

Oct 22, 2014

A Bartlesville man who allegedly attempted to make his children eat marijuana has been bound over for formal arraignment.  31-year old Carl Justin Holder is charged with child neglect and possession of marijuana in presence of a minor.  Back in April, Bartlesville police along with Wash ... read more »

Nowata Chamber To Host Candidate Forum

Oct 22, 2014

The Nowata Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Candidate Forum for all candidates of Nowata County.  The event will take place Thursday evening at 7 o'clock at the Nowata City-County Library West Room.  This is an opportunity for voters to ask questions to the candidates.&nbs ... read more »

ABB Dedicates New Building

Oct 22, 2014

Swiss corporation, ABB celebrated the official grand opening of its Measurement Products business unit expansion in Bartlesville Wednesday morning. The facility designs, develops, and manufactures natural gas & liquids measurement products and analyzers, as well as software applications and s ... read more »

Gary Chapman to Present

Oct 22, 2014

Bartlesville's Family Life Symposium has invited best-selling author, Dr. Gary Chapman as the guest speaker for this week's event at Tri-County Technology Center.  You are invited to the free community presentation Thursday night at 6:30.  The presentation is titled Enhancing Lo ... read more »

Superintendent Barresi Asks for Funding Reinstatement

Oct 22, 2014

State Superintendent Janet Barresi is asking the federal government for an immediate reinstatement of a flexibility waiver that the state lost when the Legislature repealed Common Core education standards for schoolchildren.      Barresi announced Tuesday that she and her ... read more »

Legislature Studies Wind Power Incentives

Oct 22, 2014

State House Finance Committee Chairman Mike Mazzei and State Senator John Ford presided over a Tuesday  interim study hearing examining state tax incentives for wind power.  Following the hearing, Mazzei said the wind industry has grown quickly in recent years, thanks to a five-year ad ... read more »

League Hosts Council Candiates Forum

Oct 22, 2014

Candidates for Bartlesville City Council faced each other Tuesday night in a League of Women Voters forum.  Voters heard from second-ward incumbent councilman Mike McGrew and challengers John J. Kane and Nathan Bates. In the second half of the event, voters listend to Ward 3 councilman ... read more »

BPSD Approves Contract

Oct 21, 2014

The Bartlesville School Board approved a contract, a change in cost, and honored students when they met Monday. The board approved a new contract with La Iglesia De Fe Esperanza y Amore Church for the sale of the Oak Park School with new protections to the school system, specifically saying that ... read more »

Dewey Holds Hearings

Oct 21, 2014

The Dewey City Council held a pair of public hearings Monday night, both regarding zoning issues. The first hearing was regarding a fence and other structures too close to the street. Dewey residential zoning requires structures to be set back a certain distance from the front property line and d ... read more »

Adams Back In Jail Facing Drug Charges

Oct 21, 2014

A Bartlesville man who has a lengthy criminal history is in custody for allegedly carrying illegal drugs.  23-year old Aaron Michael Adams is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.  Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office were on patrol ... read more »

Osage Commissioners Table Contract Agreement

Oct 21, 2014

During Mondays Osage County Commissioners meeting the board tabled the signing of an agreement between the Osage County Tourism Oversight Committee and social media consultant E-2 Worldwide. Osage County District Attorney Rex Duncan advised commissioners that there were questions in the contract ... read more »

Colorado Man Arrested On Drug Charges

Oct 20, 2014

A Colorado man is in custody after he and a minor girl was caught with illegal drugs.  25-year old Jacob Anthony Sanchez is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, and driving ... read more »

KYFM back to Full Power

Oct 20, 2014

KYFM 100.1 FM is back on full power.  Starting Sunday morning, Bartlesville Radio Engineers began installing a new antenna on the KYFM tower site down by Barnsdall.  This upgrade required the signal to be reduced until 3:00pm on Monday.  The new antenna should create a clearer and ... read more »

Deckard Announces Retirement, Antle To Take Office

Oct 20, 2014

The Washington County Commissioners received a letter this morning that they have been expecting a while, Commissioner Gary Deckard's announcement of retirement. In a letter sent to the commission, Deckard officially announced that he will retire on the 1st of November. Commissioner Elect Mit ... read more »

Stair Escapes Vinita Correctional Center

Oct 20, 2014

Craig County law enforcement officers are searching for an inmate who walked away from the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center Sunday evening.  A spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said 51 year-old Edward Stair was reported missing at 6:42 Sunday night from the prison in ... read more »

Candidate Forums Set for This Week

Oct 20, 2014

The Bartlesville League of Women Voters will host two candidate forums this week.  Tuesday night, the league will host a forum featuring candidates for Bartlesville City Council in Wards 2 and 3.  Ward 2 candidates include incumbent Mike McGrew and challengers John J. Kane and Nathan Ba ... read more »

Sunday Morning Accident Injures Ramona Man

Oct 20, 2014

A Ramona man was admitted to a Tulsa hospital in poor condition afte he was injured in a Sunday accident.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that 76 year-old Robert Huffaker of Ramona was driving a pickup northbound on U. S. 75 a mile south of Bartlesville just befor 10:30 Sunday morning.& ... read more »

Wayside Student Believed to Have Meningitis

Oct 20, 2014

The Bartlesville Public School District was notified on Sunday that a Wayside pre-k student has been diagnosed with meningitis.  Community Relations Coordinator for the schools, Chris Tanea says the student is hospitalized in Tulsa and was said to be doing okay according to his mother.  ... read more »

State Education Department Sets Owasso Meeting

Oct 20, 2014

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is set to host its next town hall meetings in northeastern Oklahoma. Department officials are to meet with parents, educators and others who are interested in education starting at 6 tonight at the Tulsa Technology Center's Owasso Campus and at ... read more »

Osage County Teen Dies in Accident

Oct 20, 2014

An Osage County teen died in a Saturday afternoon accident.  According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the teen was eastbound on County Road 4301 a mile west of County Road 4201 at 5:45.  16 year-old Michael "Mikey" Lynn went off the roadway on the left and lost control of ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Proclamation

Oct 20, 2014

The Nowata County Commissioners Monday morning approved a proclamation declaring the county a disaster due to the heavy rainfall that caused damage to county roads and bridges a couple of weeks ago.  Last week, the commissioners declared an emergency due to the flooding.  Commissioner T ... read more »

School Board to Recognize Achievements

Oct 19, 2014

The Bartlesville School Board will recognize two National Merit Semi-finalists, three National Merit Commended students and the high school volleyball team Monday night.  The Semi-finalists include Alexander Hales and Thomas Talbot.  Catherine Hine, Logan Martin, and Marlon Cummings ach ... read more »

Absentee Ballot

Oct 19, 2014

Secretary of the Washington County Election Board Yvonne House has a reminder for you if you want to vote by absentee ballot in the November 4th General Election and Regular Municipal Election for the City of Bartlesville in Wards 2 and 3. You have until October 29 at 5 pm to apply. Absentee ball ... read more »

Zombies Walk for Caney Library

Oct 17, 2014

One local library has found a unique way to raise funds for its new building. The Can-Kan Dreambuilders, the fundraising arm for the Caney City Library will host its Zombie Walk Saturday. Director of the Caney Library Chris Bannon says those participating in the walk will travel from the park in ... read more »

Kiddie Park Hosts Spook-O-Rama

Oct 17, 2014

The Kiddie Park will be open Friday and Saturday evening for its annual Spook-o-rama. The annual event is a fund-raiser for the students who work at the park. Ron Adams is president of the Bartlesville Playground Association and says the idea came from a discussion ten years ago. For Adam ... read more »

Downtown Bartlesville Ghost Walk

Oct 17, 2014

Halloween is just around the corner and Downtown Bartlesville will present the annual Ghost Walk, scheduled for Wednesday, October 22nd.  The cost is ten dollars per person.  During a recent KWON Community Connection Program, Troy Martin explained the event.  The first tour will be ... read more »

Sixty Bartlesville Musicians Make All-District Orchestra

Oct 17, 2014

Sixty Bartlesville Public School District orchestra students were named to the Northeastern Oklahoma All- District String Orchestra following auditions on October 1st.  The Northeastern region consists of Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Union and Tulsa.  On Saturday, November 1st ... read more »

Senator Ford Wants EOI Replacement

Oct 17, 2014

State Senator John ford says the State of Oklahoma should consider replacing the current End of Instruction tests for high school graduation with the ACT.  Ford spoke after the State Regents for Higher Education voted to approve the state's Priority Academic Student Skills -- or PASS -- ... read more »

Inhofe Calls for Travel Ban

Oct 17, 2014

Senator Jim Inhofe is calling for a temporary travel ban to the United States from West African countries that are battling an outbreak of Ebola.  Inhofe released a statement Thursday calling for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.&n ... read more »

Unemployment Rates Are Down

Oct 16, 2014

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has released their unemployment report.  According to the commission, 57 of 77 Oklahoma counties unemployment rates were down for August, including Washington, Nowata, and Osage counties.  Nowata County's unemployment rate for August is 6. ... read more »

Marco's Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Oct 16, 2014

A new pizza place held a ribbon cutting Wednesday with the owner a Bartlesville native. Marco's Pizza celebrated its opening with members of the Bartlesville Area Chamber of Commerce, family, and friends. The owner of the franchise, Lance Lutke, was born and raised in the Bartlesville area an ... read more »

Hofmeister Running For State Superintendent

Oct 16, 2014

The elections is less than a month away and one of the most interesting races will be on the line.  That's the State Superintendent of Schools.  Candidate Joy Hofmeister is running for the office.  During a recent KWON Community Connection Program, Hofmeister says that governme ... read more »

Bartlesville Police Involved in High Speed Chase

Oct 15, 2014

A high speed chase after a stolen car leaves Bartlesville Police looking for the driver. According to Captain Jay Hastings of the Bartlesville Police Department, around 6:45 Tuesday evening a patrolman noticed a vehicle traveling on Sunset Road at a high rate of speed. The patrolman got behind th ... read more »

Sales Tax Drops Slightly

Oct 15, 2014

The City of Bartlesville received their monthly sales tax funds and saw a slight decrease from last month.  The October sales tax monies saw a .84 percent decrease.  The sales tax funds have been up for the first few months of the fiscal year.  During a recent City Matters Program ... read more »

BHS/DHS Construction Update

Oct 14, 2014

Two school districts are at two different ends of the construction spectrum. While Bartlesville Public Schools are just at the beginnings of their construction projects, Dewey Public Schools are nearing completion of theirs. At the last Dewey School Board meeting, Dewey Superintendent Dr. David W ... read more »

Dewey Man Charged With Rape

Oct 14, 2014

Charges have been filed for a Dewey man who allegedly raped an 11-year old girl.  36-year old Joshua David Beeman has been charged with first degree rape.  According to a court affidavit, Dewey police investigated a reported incident involving a girl who told her father and the police t ... read more »

Osage County Commissioners Put Property Back on the Tax Rolls

Oct 14, 2014

Osage County Commissioners discussed an extremely light list of agenda items and took action in quick fashion during Monday morning’s Meeting. During the session, the board approved broadband services for the Pawhuska Business Center as recommended by spokesman Eddy Red Eagle of the Osage C ... read more »

Nowata County Declares An Emergency

Oct 14, 2014

Nowata County Commissioners Tuesday morning voted to declare an emergency due to the recent rainfall that's caused flooding in the county.  Nowata County received between five to eight inches of rain.  Commissioner Tim Kilpatrick recommended to the other commissioners to declare an ... read more »

Nowata Schools Experiencing Water Leaks

Oct 13, 2014

Due to the recent rainfall, the Nowata School Board learned that some of the district buildings are experiencing water leaks, including the new gymnasium.  Nowata Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathy Berry explained the water leak issues at the gym.  Not only the gym is have water leaks, Be ... read more »

Nowata School Board Accept Resignation

Oct 13, 2014

The Nowata School Board Monday evening excepted the resignation of board member Tabatha Armstrong due to her recent move out of her district.  Armstrong served at Office Number two seat.  The board tabled to appoint someone to fill the seat until a later date.  School administrator ... read more »

Rivers, Lakes Can Take More Rain

Oct 13, 2014

With the rain that fell this weekend and the continuing rain we received Monday, you may be wondering about where we stand at the lakes and rivers in the area. After reaching the 30 foot flood stage late last week, the Verdigris River near Lenepah has gone back down to about 10 feet. The Caney Ri ... read more »

Commissioners Work Through Agenda

Oct 13, 2014

Washington County Commissioners met Monday morning to work on a fairly routine agenda. After approving the Schedule of Federal Awards, a document required for auditing purposes, the commissioners approved a contract for cleaning services as well as a claim for salary and benefits. The commiss ... read more »

Nowata Power Hour Event

Oct 13, 2014

The Nowata Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the upcoming Nowata Power Hour on Wednesday, October 22nd.  The event will take place at the Nowata City-County Library from 11:30 A.M. until 1 P.M.  The Nowata Power Hour is led by Tonya Foreman and Tara Gotwalt of the Strategy Center a ... read more »

Dewey Man Arrested For Rape

Oct 13, 2014

Washington County Special Judge John Gerkin held a probable cause hearing Monday afternoon for 36-year old Joshua David Beeman of Dewey, who was arrested for rape.  According to a court affidavit, Dewey police investigate a possible case involving on an 11-year old girl, who told her father ... read more »

Nowata School Board to Accept Resignation

Oct 13, 2014

The Nowata School Board will accept the resignation of school board member Tabatha Armstrong Monday night.  Armstrong is required to resign because she is relocating outside her district.  The board could take possible action to appoint someone to take Armstrong's place.  Schoo ... read more »

Wind Farm Construction Halted

Oct 13, 2014

Wind energy construction has been halted in Osage County west of Pawhuska. Bureau of Indian Affairs Superintendent, Robin Phillips has imposed a "Halt Letter" to the president on Enel Green Power. In a synopsis of the letter, Phillips demanded that the wind farm consortium obtain what i ... read more »

Nowata County Will Get More Rain

Oct 13, 2014

Parts of Oklahoma hit by the flash floods in the last few days are preparing for another round of heavy rain.  Nowata County is one of those areas.  The Verdigris River reached three feet above flood stage, covering roads and even breaking a water main.  Parts of Southeast Kansas a ... read more »

Osage County Board Schedules Tuesday Meeting

Oct 13, 2014

Osage County Commissioners have a light agenda to discuss when they convene Tuesday morning.  The board is expected to award a bid for high-speed broadband service for the Pawhuska Business Development Center and to approve the tax sale of property by the treasurer's office for four prop ... read more »

Rogers County Man Sentenced for Threatining the President

Oct 12, 2014

A Rogers County jail inmate has been sentenced to six months in prison for threatening the life of the President of the United States. Court documents show 19-year-old Hunter Lee Hines of Claremore was sentenced Tuesday for threatening the life of the president in a letter mailed in December ... read more »

Absentee Voting

Oct 12, 2014

Yvonne House, Secretary of the Washington County Election Board reminds voters in Washington County who want to vote by absentee ballot in the November 4, 2014, General Election and Regular Municipal Election for the City of Bartlesville in Wards 2 and 3 have until October 29 at 5 pm to apply. ... read more »

One Dead, One Critical After Nowata County Accident

Oct 11, 2014

NOWATA COUNTY FATAL  10/11/14 5 PM  CHARLIE One person is dead and another is in critical condition as a result of a two-car collision just before 4 in the morning in Nowata County.  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that a 2007 Acura driven by 21 year-old Shirley McGee of So ... read more »

Sell-Out Octoberfest for OK Mozart

Oct 10, 2014

Bartlesville's OK Mozart Festival welcomed a sell-out crowd Friday night to its 3rd-annual Octoberfest fund-raiser at the Bartlesville Community Center.  Executive director, Randy Thompson called the full house a great accomplishment for the festival and he noted that the event sold out ... read more »

Bartlesville Woman Arrested For Child Endangerment

Oct 10, 2014

A $250,000 bond has been set for a Bartlesville woman who allegedly was drunk with a juvenile inside a vehicle.  50-year old Eula Lee Feeler is charged with child endangerment and DUI.  Bartlesville police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Edgewood for a number of traff ... read more »

Meth Charges Filed

Oct 10, 2014

A Bartlesville woman is in custody after she allegedly was caught with methamphetamine.  25-year old Ashley Lynne Lawhorn is charged with possession of meth, possession of paraphernalia, and actual physical control of a vehicle under the influence.  Bartlesville police noticed a vehicle ... read more »